Juke, Venus and Pearl announced by Verizon

3 Oct 2007 | BlackBerry , LG , Samsung , Verizon Wireless | 64 comments


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The last three phones announced today by Verizon were the Samsung Juke, LG Venus and the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 smartphone. The first one that we already covered was the LG Voyager (VX10000).

The Samsung Juke is a music oriented swivel phone with mp3/wma/aac music format support, 2GB of internal memory and an iPod-like scroll wheel for navigation. Other features include a VGA camera, stereo Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP. Unfortunately, the Juke won't be able to access Verizon V CAST services because of its lack of 3G.

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A more advanced handset, the LG Venus slider features a really interesting double display on the front. The upper half of the front side has a normal display, while the lower half is a touchscreen. The device also comes packed with a standard keypad, which is revealed when you slide the phone. A 2.0 megapixel camera with video capture is also on the list of features, together with a microSD slot for up to 8GB memory and mp3/wma/aac support.

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The last phone announced by Verizon was the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 smartphone, that comes equipped witha a 2.0 megapixel camera with video capture and flash, stereo Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, microSD card slot for up to 4GB of memory and a 3.5mm headset jack.

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~ 64 comments ~

by Verizon Voyager on Oct 6, 2007

I think the Verizon Voyager is absolutely going to take over the holiday craze in the last couple months of 2007. From what I've heard... it easily outdoes the Apple iPhone in terms of value. What do you think?

by andrew on Oct 6, 2007

mmm, the venus is looking nice, especially that front touchscreen. really classy

by Landen on Dec 5, 2007

I absolutely love the Venus! But there's no way I could afford that! It is da biz-omb though!!

by Flo Rida on Dec 5, 2007

I personally have the Blackberry and I love it! It makes me hot like a toaster! No... but it for real is awesome.

by somebody 12 yrs. on Dec 24, 2007

i really want da juke but my parents don't wanna buy it cuz they think da bills r gonna come 2 high. i just hope theres a miracle and i get it. hi everybody

by Edgar Martinez on Jan 12, 2008

well i think that the voyager is not the best phone and i dont recomend it im telling you get the venus is not the best but works better than the voyager let me tell you im going to get the venus cause i had the voyager and i did not like it a bit i mean its nice but you have lots of trouble with it Laters people and please listen to my comment

by pimp on Jan 20, 2008

go blackberry pearl

by a person who has a juke (10yrs old) on Jan 21, 2008

The juke sucks. because it dosen't have video camera and is not engineered for left- handed.(I'm left handed)but the music... rocks!!! it has 2gb (about 500 songs) you have to get used to it...

by idk on Jan 24, 2008

i have the light blue juke and they ROCK!FUCK THE HATERS!

by Bianca on Feb 3, 2008

I looove the new Pink PEARL!!!

by bob on Feb 6, 2008

i love the blackberry curve

by ????? on Feb 13, 2008

i really want the venus love the touch screen!!! ( very cool)

by max on Feb 16, 2008

i think this phone is sweet

by tucker on Feb 22, 2008

got the juke for xmas, IT ROCKS

by jukefan1188 on Feb 23, 2008

I love THIS PHONE TO BAD MY DAD WONT LET ME GET IT :(

by portugalrules10 on Mar 6, 2008

the juke is awsome=)!!

by omg123 xo on Mar 8, 2008

i think the juke is AWESOME .. im gettin it for my b-day

by taii<12 on Mar 15, 2008

i really wanna no if they sell them in halifaxx!!

by lish xo5 on Mar 25, 2008

the juke has wayy to small of a screen but the music is awesome!!!

by jason on Apr 18, 2008

i hav the juke it kool but its gay it doesnt hav a video camera but overall it pretty gud

by iamcodymuhahaha on May 12, 2008

lol my 2 year thing is over and im going to get the Venus

by jukeylova0808 on May 12, 2008

i think the juke is of the collness charts but the bad thing is that my finger nails are like really long so it is sorta hard on the juke so i just got used to it!!!! for people who text in class this is a great phone small!!! it rocks!!!! I LOVE IT!!!

by B day girl on May 14, 2008

I have reaserched the juke and i love it i cant wait to get it

by JB on May 18, 2008

I want the Venus so badly but too bad its sooo freakin expensive!!!

by jukegrl on May 25, 2008

i totally LOVE da juke it got no videoz like my WHOLE family has but itz stilll awesome!!!

by JUKE!!!! on May 25, 2008

juke! juke! juke! love it!! txting in class, music 24/7, seriously small, ITZ ALL 4 ME!!! (and it doesn't have high billz like some1 said in this comment board)

by jukelova<3 on May 25, 2008

i got da juke itz awesome and da billz dont cum 2 high like some1 said in dis comment board

by holly on May 26, 2008

i have a juke. i had juke i mean. they are very good phones. they can go through hell. mine finally broke. but thats my fault. i love the juke.

by batman on Jun 3, 2008

i have a juke and it is like living in heaven

by NJ5932 on Jun 5, 2008

Love the Venus, but I just got a Navy Juke and it is awsome!

by Jenna on Jun 16, 2008

I want the red juke soooo bad... I can hardly stand it. As soon as my dad comes home I might get it. I'm a daddy's girl. For all those looking at the juke I've read alot of reviews trying to convince my mom and if you dont break your phones easy, dont use video, and love music, this is the phone for you. It's size is also a plus and my friend says it's actually easy to text on because of the button size and you can use one hand.

by Kevin on Jun 17, 2008

I bought my red Juke back in November (part of the Verizon deal that came with free bluetooth headphones). I love it. It's great for undercover texting (mainly applicable for highschoolers like myself). The lack of 3G doesn't bother me much because I can access the internet through my PSP, and I have a massive amount of music on my pc. I'm left handed and I don't really see what other left-handed people's problems are. I use it everyday with my left hand and it's no hassle at all. I ordered the phone in late November, received it on December 3rd, dropped it 5 times (including off of a moving truck), spilled water on it twice, and have woken up with it under my chest a plethora of times and it still works without flaw. With all of that harm, there's still hardly any noticeable dents or scratches, so its sturdiness is a definite plus. The sound quality is great, but not so much during calls. This doesn't bother me personally seeing as I'm a text-messenger predominantly. All-in-all the phone's awesome, go buy it. Done.
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by Frog on Jun 17, 2008

Just got the JUKE and i love it, its so small and awesome. i love how it swivels open and is an mp3 player. It makes me oh so happy!!!!!!!!!

by Me on Jul 6, 2008

The venus is AWFUL!
I had it for ten minutes and it frove!
I have got it replaced twice in a week!
Im going for the Blackberry Pearl!!!!!!!!

by Youtube:Chips4m3 on Jul 10, 2008

The Juke is the best phone u will ever find. I bought it and it was like awesome. It has a good shape and just love the way the music goes with it. Best phoneu will find in a while (especailly since its only $40), get it.

by eman on Jul 11, 2008

i really want this fone but i hav a 2 yr deal with sprint and ther will probally be good better fones by then.

by :D on Jul 11, 2008

i lovee the juke its a relaly good phone.
i usually break my phone than my parents have to get me n otherr one.
but this one is holding up really weell!
:D

by JukeFamily on Jul 18, 2008

2 of my family members have a juke and 2 of my friends have it also it TOTALLY ROCKS! you can change the way your numbers are like it can be written on old paper with a feather when you type it it can be rainbow it can be on a post-it note when typing it and so much more im getting a light blue one 4 two reasons 1. my family has a dark blue one and a red one so i wouldnt want it to get mixed up 2. my friend's jukes are all light blue so at school we can just like show it all off also its features and drability and style is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by JukeFamily on Jul 18, 2008

sorry 4 my spelling i meant durability not drability

by Jenna on Aug 3, 2008

Hey its me again! This time i am a juke owner! It is so cool I luv it the way i thought i would! the cam aint great but you can edit pics!

by Bailey on Aug 6, 2008

I have the teal Juke it is awesome and a neat thing about it is when I punch in some numbers hey r rainbow press my keyboard makes xeylophone sounds I recommend u get it it is neat I love mine

by Camille on Aug 21, 2008

Well, it was recently my birthday, and my father just got me a juke, and I can't do anything but agree with everyone else here; The juke is a fucking great phone!!!

by Erin on Sep 22, 2008

go for the juke. its the best. i absolutely love it.

by Travis on Sep 25, 2008

For all the prospective juke buyers out there, I gotta say Samsung makes a good phone...usually. But in the jukes case in my opinion, they hired the drunken night janitor to to program it. The auto spell in word spell mode misspells the easiest words, like let (5et), how (HOW in all caps), at (bt) and even what (wgat). On top of this, the mp3 player is only mildly loud at best. Also the spin wheel buttons failed after getting only a slight amount of water exposure, as well as the speaker is cracking. Also the speakerphone is barely audible. Last but not least the thing is as advertised REALLY small. Pretty easy to lose track of and hard to find in pockets. Final verdict, 3 out of 10. Points for ingenunity, memory capacity and battery life only.

by Travis on Sep 25, 2008

Also not to rant more than nessesary but also the camera function has no zoom option, the included comp link cable wont allow you to download what crummy pictures you might have taken (you have to email them, which if youre in an area which is not digital is impossible), and the spinner wheel gets very stubborn to rotate if it gets any dirt in it, especially as it has no real grip to it to speak of. However, some of these problems are result taking my phone to work which is admitedly rather dirty, and if youre just a high schooler as most people above were, this might not be as big a problem. Nevertheless, there are WAY better options out there, and if you want my opinion, the best phone Ive ever had is a V265 motorola. Theyre pretty oldschool by todays standards but Ive never owned a more sturdy, reliable, well rounded phone since.

by kokopoko on Sep 30, 2008

I have the iPhone 3G. I like it but I'm in love with the juke it looks so swivel and sharp I love the size and mp3 quality. I think the keyboard is hard to cope with but I like that it is easy to hide in class.

by JUKE LUVR!!!!!!!! on Oct 6, 2008

the juke is awsome dont listen to those lusers i have it and it rock it can live in hell if wanted iv droped it 10 times spilt water it on 5 times and many other things .
BUY IT .!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

by Random on Oct 27, 2008

I got a Juke for my birthday and have dropped it twice and all I got were a few scratches. My only complaint is that it never gets a very good signal, but I'm a texter myself.

by bri on Nov 16, 2008

well i dont have a juke yet but ill be getting the light blue one in about a month or so. but all of u guys make me want 2 have the juke more badly because of ur good comment!!!!!but i think it rocks my socks off!!!!BUY IT!!!

by CHRIS on Nov 29, 2008

i have the lg venus i got it for my b day it is so awsome i love the touch screen

by RYAN on Dec 1, 2008

I have the juke and trust me it is the best phone you will ever have!!!! It has really great features and really easy to put music on plus its very cheap.

by Venus on Dec 1, 2008

I have a juke and the music options are really awesome. the buttons aren't small like a lot of people say. it's convenient but the only bad thing is that i lose it alll the time. so if you think your a person that loses phones a lot i wouldn't reccomend it. but its greattttttt for everything else!

by Victoria on Dec 3, 2008

I have the juke and I think it is a great phone but personally my only complaint is that when ever i get pictures and want them as my wallpaper, half of the picture gets cut off. : ( I wish that the Juke was bigger but fornow it is an amazing phone!! : D

by Ashlie on Dec 5, 2008

okay, my boyfrind just got the Juke! and im am falling more and more in love with it everytime i use it! I have to say its the best little thing i ever seen! i am going to bug him to buy me one for christmas its so so so so CUTE!!!!!

by asia on Dec 8, 2008

i love the juke i hope to be getting one soon maybe
for christmas

by aj on Dec 8, 2008

asia my sister and i hate the juke i want a
samsung propel

by lkgd. on Dec 8, 2008

I got the blackberry, I LOVE IT.

by Juke Owner on Dec 11, 2008

I bought the Juke months ago and have had nothing but regret. For a music phone, downloading music to the Juke sure is a hassle. You have to do it manually. Sound quality sucks, the screen is too small, and there's no VCAST. Games are a nightmare as wheel-based control schemes force you to hold the Juke awkwardly. Finally, the camera sucks and the images are compressed.

by Brenan.... on Jan 4, 2009

DONT BUY THE VENUS!!! u have one i havent even had it for 6 months and it's already freezing and it doesnt work properly, the keys are following out, and the silver around the edge is scraping off. And the touch screen always freezes. i have got it fixed twice and the problems come back again and again.

by Sexy on Jan 19, 2009

juke is for left handed people too
AWESOME JUKE

by me on Apr 20, 2009

i have the light blur juke and it rocks i've had a cat spill milk on it (on accident) spilled water on it 4 times and it fell into a sand pit and my friends brother chucked it about the fireplace.

talk about sturdiness!

bottom line is, when you get a new phone GET THE JUKE. it is awesome

by Laura on May 29, 2009

I have a Juke and its just fine with out that last part of what it said. It just depends how you use it.

by brianna on Aug 11, 2009

this phone is so cool ilove it and its way better then mine

by i like SG on Aug 20, 2009

i am getting the juke is it any good